Santos in Oaxaca's Ancient Churches
A study of santos in 16th-century and other churches in Oaxaca, Mexico
By Claire and Richard Stracke
Funded by a grant from the Rockefeller Foundation
Church of the Assumption,
| Tlacolula de Matamoros is a town of more than
sixteen thousand people (as of 2005) in the Central Valley
region of Oaxaca. It is famous for its Baroque chapel,
known as the Capilla
del Señor de Tlacolula, the "Chapel of the
Lord of Tlacolula," seen on the right in the picture
above. In the chapel is a large crucifix,
de Tlacolula, which has been the
object of local pilgrimages for centuries.
The Capilla del Señor de Tlacolula
In Tlacolula, our informant was the encargado Sr. Juan Santiago Jescas. Our tour will begin with the Señor de Tlacolula and some other santos in the Chapel, followed by two in the church itself.
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